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Friday, December 10, 2010

Pinquo - Colin Thiele


By Colin Thiele

Pinquo is a fairy penguin, who can swim, skip and dive faster than the blink of an eye.
When Pinquo is wounded, the children Kirsty and Tim take him to Dr Piper, and they all look after Pinquo until he is ready to go to sea.
Later the penguin with the droopy walk and kinky flipper comes back into their lives, with his new family.
When disaster strikes Sickle Bay, Pinquo leads a mad stampede of a thousand frenzied penguins, to save the townspeople.

Little Pinquo is a hero. 

This book has to be one of my favourite childrens junior novels. I must have re read this book too many times to count and each time I read it, I gain something from it. In almost all cases it makes me cry, Pinquo is the most heroic little penguin with a heart of gold. 
If you haven't read this book, then I suggest you do! People of all ages will find this book a wonderful addition to their libraries!!!

Recently re printed, don't miss out on a wonderful tale of love, friendship and survial.



  1. One of my favourite authors. Glad to see Thiele's work is being reprinted.

  2. I am very glad to Kathryn!! I pulled out my old copy the other day and re read parts of it. So moving!!


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